Corporate Strategy Director

United Kingdom
295 days ago
Corporate Strategy Director

The Director of Corporate Strategy is a senior member of the Corporate Strategy team reporting to the Head of Corporate Strategy. The team partners closely with the CFO, CEO and Executive team to:
  • Develop long-term (3Y) and near-term (1Y) company strategy
  • Run internal consulting projects (strategy development & execution)
  • Summarise the strategy for the Exec, Board and wider company

What you'll be doing
  • Partner with the Executive team and senior leadership to help set the strategic direction for the company
  • Work with the business to define strategies and drive execution of complex, cross-functional and high impact initiatives
  • Help lead the cross-functional and cross-country strategic planning process, ensuring clear expectations, quality strategy development and buy-in from all parts of the company
  • Take a lead role in preparing Board and company-wide presentations
  • Oversee complex financial modelling and lead teams to discover, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets to perform strategic analysis and research
  • Where necessary, face off to external consultants as the lead contact within Deliveroo
  • Work with the Head of Corporate Strategy to maintain a world class strategy team and working environment

  • 10-15+ years experience, most recently at a senior level, in a top tier strategy consultancy, PE/VC or in a high growth consumer tech business
  • Strong experience in corporate strategy, simplifying and solving complex and ambiguous problems, ideally in a fast growth, international consumer business
  • Successful track record partnering with and influencing exec-level stakeholders
  • Ambitious, entrepreneurial, pragmatic, commercial, highly analytical, clear communicator, comfortable with ambiguity
  • Inspiring and respected manager and leader

Why Deliveroo?

When you first think about Deliveroo, you probably think of getting great food to your house in less than half an hour. Awesome right? But behind the scenes is the real story. This story is one of high growth, huge challenges and an enormous opportunity ahead of us. It began with our founder Will, arriving in London in 2004 and finding it almost impossible to order great food, despite the wealth of incredible restaurants in the city. In 2013 Deliveroo was launched. Fast forward to 2020 and we operate in 12 markets with over 60,000 riders who deliver orders from 60,000 restaurants in over 500 cities worldwide.

We want to be the definitive food company - the app you go to any time you have a hunger pang. We are transforming the way people think about food. We are providing people with limitless access to different cuisines and restaurants, turning cooking from a chore to a choice, and giving people the freedom to eat what they want, when they want, where they want it.

We work with riders, restaurants and consumers. We operate one of the most complex three sided marketplaces in the world and we do this in real time. Millions of customers and thousands of restaurants and riders rely on us to match them within milliseconds. The algorithms behind that marketplace are the secret sauce that allows us to deliver our orders in around 30 minutes.

And we're just getting started.

The scale of the opportunity ahead of us is immense. The global food market is valued at £7.7 trillion but only 1% of it is currently online. Contrast that with the digital disruption of countless other industries - from banking and travel to retail and communications - it's clear that our journey in the food sector has only just begun.

We are already a multi-billion pound company that has grown rapidly. Deliveroo came top in the FT's' list of Europe's fastest growing 1000 companies in 2018, and we were the first company ever to win Deloitte's 'UK Top 50' two years in a row. Yet most of the extraordinary value this company will generate lies ahead of us.

Benefits and Diversity

At Deliveroo we know that people are the heart of the business and we prioritise their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, convenience, growth, time away and relocation.

We believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be. That means we have no judgement when it comes to any one of the things that make you who you are - your gender, race, sexuality, religion or a secret aversion to coriander. All you need is a passion for (most) food and a desire to be part of one of the fastest growing startups in an incredibly exciting space.
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